Junior Specialist in Translational Genetics – Gould Lab
A Junior Specialist position is available to study genetic models of human disease at the UCSF School of Medicine in San Francisco. The Gould lab studies a multisystem connective tissue disorder. Our research is narrowly focused on the extracellular matrix (ECM) and pathology caused by mutations in ECM components. However, the pathology is extremely broad, and we study development and disease of many organs: ocular dysgenesis and glaucoma, cerebrovascular development and stroke, congenital myopathy and hypomyelination, nephropathy, retinal degeneration, and age-related vascular cognitive impairment and dementia. The overall goal of our research is to identify molecular mechanisms underlying a novel connective tissue disorder that may be targeted with therapeutic interventions.
The successful candidate will fulfill two functions. The majority of their effort will be dedicated to performing mentored wet lab research with postdoctoral fellows or senior scientist. Depending on the demonstrated level of independence, the candidate will design and conduct experiments, analyze data, report results to other lab teams and co-author manuscripts. Typical approaches include, but are not limited to standard molecular biology techniques, biochemistry, cell culturing, histology, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, and microscopy in addition to specialized, project-specific approaches. The project will involve animal husbandry and require maintenance of a rodent colony including maintaining a database. The candidate will also contribute weekly to shared tasks for general laboratory support and maintenance.
Required Qualifications: Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a BA/BS/BSc degree in Molecular and Cell Biology (or equivalent degree) or must have at least four years of research experience. Applicant’s materials must list (pending) qualifications upon submission. Applicants must have obtained the degree requirement for the junior rank by the time of hire. The candidate must have knowledge of, or experience with, the basic techniques or methods required by the position, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The candidate must be hard working, passionate about research and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Experience with animal husbandry or rodent behavior is strongly preferred.
Interested individuals should send their CV, cover letter, a statement of career goals and contact information for three (3) references to https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF03301. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.
UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: JPF03301
About University of California, San Francisco
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.